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Reid wouldn't take a sabbatical (if it's up to him)

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08:00 AM ET 12.14 | Of all the trying seasons, football still hasn't turned Andy Reid off just yet. [Despite] the personal tragedy of his son's death this summer, despite 14 years grinding on the job in Philadelphia, despite all signs pointing to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie firing him at the end of this season, Reid still wants to coach and doesn't want to take any time off. "That's not where I'm at," he said Tuesday when I ran the idea of a one-year sabbatical by him as he left the practice field following a midday walk through in preparation of Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. "No. Listen, I'm a coach. I don't hide that from anybody. This is what I do. And I enjoy doing it. I love every day of it."

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December 14, 2012  08:13 AM ET

If the Iggles do let Coach Andy go he'll be a HC somewhere else, probably before the Iggles pick their new coach.

December 14, 2012  08:25 AM ET

He deserves a better ending. I see him resurfacing in San Diego.

December 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Or Buffalo

December 14, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Reid sounds like someone who can't see the forest for the trees.

December 14, 2012  08:39 AM ET

He needs to go somewhere with a strong defense. Jim Johnson was the key to those glory days with the Iggles.

December 14, 2012  09:01 AM ET

A successful NFL coach has to be a workaholic, and yeah, Andy's been a successful NFL coach overall. But some of them burn out, or retire to the broadcast booth and discover that's close enough to the action without the heartburn and 16-hour days.

Sabbaticle? That conjures up images of Andy in a monk's robe, with a bald-on-top haircut, trimming grape vines in the mountains of Spain.

December 14, 2012  09:07 AM ET

No matter what, Andy Reid REFUSES to take time to be a father to his drug addict sons...errr... son...

December 14, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If the Iggles do let Coach Andy go he'll be a HC somewhere else, probably before the Iggles pick their new coach.

You are right...

He is a good coach, it has finally hit that point where his message is no longer getting through and recent free agent adds have not paid off for the team.

The Eagles are best to go a different direction and he will land another NFL gig very quick.

It will be interesting to see Andy turn around another team.

December 14, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Reid sounds like someone who can't see the forest for the trees.

Sometimes a simple change of scenery does one good.

December 14, 2012  09:26 AM ET

I thought he was already on sabbatical.

December 14, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sometimes a simple change of scenery does one good.

Yes, it works for both players and coaches. And some times stepping back to gain a little objective distance helps as well. Reid sounds more like someone who can't let it go; not someone who doesn't want to.

December 14, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Every coaching gig eventually ends this way. Look at Andy's coaching tree. The quality of his assistants during his first 6-7 years was tremendous. He couldn't keep that level as he needed to replace them. Then Jim Johnson died. Andy made some high risk/high reward decisions over the past few years and all of them turned out poorly. He'll have success at another franchise and he deserves it.

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December 14, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Poor Andy, that team is imploding right before his eyes!

December 14, 2012  09:56 AM ET

I watched the game last night, Reid and the whole coaching staff are on sabbatical

December 14, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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I watched the game last night, Reid and the whole coaching staff are on sabbatical

The major problem is all the injuries they've been hit with, but still. You're right. They're making little mistakes that add up and kill you, like carrying the ball away from your body up the middle of the field in traffic (right, Maclin?). Mental mistakes, stupid penalties, poor technique ... that comes down to coaching.

December 14, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Closer to home how about the NY Jets

December 14, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No matter what, Andy Reid REFUSES to take time to be a father to his drug addict sons...errr... son...

Seems a little harsh to me.

December 14, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He needs to go somewhere with a strong defense. Jim Johnson was the key to those glory days with the Iggles.

Your a right on...Once Jim passed away their defense progressively gotten worse from where they were...

However his failure to "make adjustments" himself and to get his players to "adjust" is the reason he needs to leave philly. He had a great run and I appreciate what he has done but I think both sides need a fresh start. He will win the next place he goes if the defense is an established one...

 
December 14, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Seems a little harsh to me.

Yeah, what does he want him to do? Get a job spamming websites from home so his adult children can feel more grounded?

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